Here's the most recent news and updates for this outstanding ministry!
- Monday, February 10, 2014
The US abortion rate has dropped to its lowest level since 1973.
"The lower number of abortions means pro-life efforts of education, legislation & electing candidates is working. Together we can do this!" Brad Mattes, host of "Life Issues®" and CEO of the Life Issues® Institute.
While many pro-life laws have passed in the last three years, the Life Issues® Institute has long held the belief that pro-life education is the foundation on which legislative and political victories are built.
Brad shares in a recent email update that their approach is focused on three areas: sharing information about pregnancy and fetal ...Read Full Post »
- Monday, January 6, 2014
I'd like to say that very little has changed in three decades since my friends and I have known one another.
While enjoying our annual "mini-reunion," though, as I looked and listened to my three friends from high school, there was no denying the wrinkles and yes, the extra pounds.
As we reflected on the reality of moving closer to that big 50th milestone, I couldn't help but realize that beyond the physical changes, we've grown further apart on how we look at life.
One friend shared about her aging mother who has early signs of ...Read Full Post »
- Monday, December 9, 2013
Our church is busy getting ready for our annual Living Nativity - complete with a choir, shepherds and a manger scene. We welcome this traditional community outreach as it provides a timely way to share with non-believers about the birth of a single child who changed the world forever.
Christmas is a time to renew our appreciation for the value of human life- life so precious to God that He sent His only Son to live (and die) for us. And just one month after we celebrate our Savior's birth, pro-lifers nationwide will mark the annual anniversary when our country ...Read Full Post »
- Monday, November 11, 2013
"Can anything be more promising than the miracle of life in so much destruction?" A reader's post in response to the birth of the "miracle" baby born in the Philippine typhoon rubble.
The girl was born Monday in a destroyed airport compound that was turned into a makeshift medical centre, with her bed a piece of dirty plywood resting amid dirt, broken glass, twisted metal, nails and other debris.
The birth of Bea Joy in the midst of such tragedy is undeniably a miracle story.
November marks National Adoption Awareness month and on this week's "Life Issues®" programs ...Read Full Post »
- Monday, October 14, 2013
I've been blessed with three children. Each pregnancy was uneventful. There were no complications and each child was born healthy.
Looking back on my life, those cumulative 27 months were among the most joyous of my life.
But, what about those times when a mom receives the good news, "Congratulations, you're pregnant!" while simultaneously hearing, "You have cancer."
"A Labor of Love . . . When a Mother's Life Hangs in the Balance" with Brad Mattes, Executive Director of the Life Issues® Institute, is a 26:00 radio special about two heroes for children. Two moms with very different stories ...Read Full Post »
- Monday, September 16, 2013
My 17 year old son has a smart phone. Of course, it's never far from reach.
While he does his fair share of texting on it, the phone has also become a great tool to keep him updated.
He now uses the phone to receive emails from the church youth group, school cross country and CNN (thanks to a forward-thinking U.S. government teacher who made the CNN subscription part of their class curriculum).
At a moment's notice, my son knows about a church activity, a team practice update or about what ...Read Full Post »